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Golden Circle Tour with Northern Lights Experience

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Get a chance to witness one of the most magical phenomena, the Aurora Borealis, as the entire night sky is illuminated by hues of red, purple and green! During the day, take in the stunning landscapes and natural beauty of the country, as you go on a journey around the renowned Golden Circle, visiting iconic sights like the Gullfoss Waterfall, the Haukadalur valley, and Thingvellir National Park.

Highlights

  • Revel in the sights of some of Iceland's finest wonders, as you embark on a tour around the Golden Circle.
  • Enjoy live commentary from a local guide, and understand the history and culture of the country as well as hear stories that are more than a thousand years old.
  • Witness the splendor of the Northern Lights, a natural phenomenon occurring over the Earth’s atmosphere due to solar storms and winds.
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Your Experience

Your Golden Circle tour is scheduled in the morning. It will take approximately 6-7 hours. You will have between 3 to 6 hours to take a break before going on the Northern Lights tour.

You will begin your tour with a visit to the marvelous Gullfoss Waterfall. From afar, it presents the illusion of being a lake, landlocked on all sides. Only as you move in closer will you be able to catch sight of the plummeting waters over the edge of the canyon. A truly breathtaking sight, it is the perfect spot to lie back and absorb the sounds of the roaring waters that flow over the edge.

Next up is the Geysir geothermal area. The sight of powerful erupting geysers makes you wonder about the forces of nature that are at work deep under the surface of the Earth. Although Geysir itself is dormant and no longer erupts, another geyser, Strokkur, is present nearby and shoots up water to heights of almost 40 meters.

You will then pay a visit to the Thingvellir National Park. The Eurasian and North American tectonic plates are continuously moving away, and you can see the rift at the Silfra fissure. The Thingvallavatn Lake can also be seen nearby, and the crystal clear water is indicative of its natural and untouched state.

At night, you will get a chance to see the Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights. Formed due to charged particles from the Sun entering into the top part of the Earth’s atmosphere, they form incredible patterns and shapes in the sky. Depending on the weather forecast, visibility and season, there are chances that it won't be visible. As the multitude of colors light up the night sky, the variety of shades and tones are astounding. It is undoubtedly the crowning moment of your tour and your visit to Iceland.

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Inclusions

  • Pick-up from hotel accommodation in Reykjavik
  • Professional local guide
  • Audioguide with a choice of 10 languages on the bus
  • WiFi, tablet computers and USB Chargers at each seat
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Exclusions

  • Drop-off to your hotel
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Know Before You Go

Tour Timings

25th August to 15th October and 15th March to 15th April:

  • Monday to Sunday at 8 AM, 9 AM, 10 AM, 12 AM for Golden Circle and 10 PM for Northern Lights.

15th October to 14th March:

  • Monday to Sunday at 8 AM, 9 AM, 10 AM, 12 AM for Golden Circle and 8 or 9 PM for Northern Lights.

Please note, departures are highly dependent on weather.

Dress Code

In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.

Ticket Options

At the time of checkout, you will have the option to book tickets for both adults and children. Tickets for children between the ages of 0 and 11 are free and tickets for children between the ages of 12 and 15 have reduced pricing so please select these according to the age specified for these tickets. Please carry valid ID for all members of your party for whom you're booking reduced pricing tickets to confirm their age if required.

In Bus Audio Guide

We recommend you bring your own headphones since they will fit you best and this is better for the environment. If you forget yours, headphones can be purchased on board the bus.

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

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Faith Wheeler
Faith
Reviewed in September, 2018

The flora and fauna in Iceland is really unlike any other, but for some reason I was expecting more from the National park

Jason Oliver
Jason
Reviewed in September, 2018

The Aurora Borealis was the highlight of my Iceland tour, I can't thank Headout enough for giving us these tickets at amazing rates

Huan Chapman
Huan
Reviewed in September, 2018

The northern lights were simply mesmerizing, I am still in utter awe. I'd also like to appreciate our tour guide

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My Tickets

You will receive an email confirmation with your Golden Circle and Northern Lights ticket voucher shortly. No need to print. Just show the voucher on your phone with a valid photo ID at the time of pick up from your hotel.

Validity
The ticket is valid only for the date and time for which you’ve scheduled the booking.

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Where?

Tour starts and ends at the vicinity of your hotel, Reykjavik

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